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Lawsuit by killer Breivik prompts soul-searching in Norway

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By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Locked away in a Norwegian prison since he killed 77 people in a rampage in 2011, Anders Behring Breivik goes to court next month to argue that his effective solitary confinement makes him a victim of cruel and inhuman treatment....(more) 



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Man sets himself on fire outside London palace of Prince William

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A man died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said. Police said they had been alerted just after midnight by officials from a central London hospital to say a man in...(more) 



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Protests intensify in Iraqi Kurdistan amid economic crisis

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Protests intensified in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Tuesday after the government unveiled new austerity measures to avert an economic collapse that officials warn could undermine the war effort against Islamic State. Some Kurdish peshmerga fighters blocked the main road outside their base in the city of...(more) 



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At least 9 dead, 150 injured after German train collision

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Police in Germany on Tuesday said that at least nine people died about 100 were injured after two trains collided in a town in the southern ...         



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Nine dead, more than 100 hurt in train crash near Bavarian spa town

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By Joern Poeltz BAD AIBLING, Germany (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and more than 100 were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on near a Bavarian spa town about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Munich on Tuesday, German police said. Among the 108 people...(more) 



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Online 'red envelopes' rocket for Chinese New Year

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Billions of online money transfers have taken place in China as the ancient Lunar New Year tradition of handing out red envelopes of cash met the Internet age. On Sunday, the eve of the Year of the Monkey, a staggering eight billion hong bao were exchanged,...(more) 




Car bomb targets Damascus police club

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Several people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the interior ministry says. 



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Big turnout is expected at a showdown over the Coastal Commission chief's future

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For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable and scenic real estate in the nation. Now an internal battle over whether to fire its...(more) 



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Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

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(Reuters) - A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron.  



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U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

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By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces succeed in their offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new...(more) 



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Bavaria train crash: at least eight dead in southern Germany

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Scores injured, many seriously, after two trains crash head-on on single track near Bad AiblingAt least eight people have died and scores have been injured – 50 seriously – after two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police have said.The crash happened near the Bavarian town...(more) 



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Hong Kong police clash with demonstrators – video

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Protesters clash with police on Monday night after a government decision to rule out night-time street markets in several Hong Kong neighbourhoods. At least 24 people were arrested with 44 police officers and reporters injured. it is not known how many demonstrators were hurtHong Kong police...(more) 



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